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Memorial Park 2 Newsletter 3

Memorial Park 2 - Newsletter #3 for Teachers

Kia ora, Andrew here

It’s fantastic that you are joining us for the Memorial Park 2 field trip. The ambassadors and I are all ready, so it’s now just a matter of set and go!

This trip is supported by NZTA

Things to do from this newsletter (previous newsletters for this field trip):


  • Tuesday 13 May - Memorial Park 2 Virtual Field Trip gets under way.
  • Read Andrew's diary and look at the panorama images on Tuesday 13 May which detail the travel day.
  • First audioconference at 1:30pm on Tuesday 13 May.
  • First videos and video questions online Wednesday 14 May.
  • Friday 6 June Teachers submitting evaluations by this day are eligible for the prize draw.


Please remember:

  • Listening Schools - go to the audioconference live streaming page.
  • Speaking schools - Press the mute button to un-mute your phone so you can talk and then press the mute button again as soon as you have finished speaking.
  • Speaking Schools - If other students are listening to the audioconference on the internet, ensure they are in a different room to the one being used for the audioconference.

NEW! LEARNZ Backchannel

  • Throughout the Memorial Park 2 field trip, the LEARNZ backchannel will operate during live audioconferences. 
  • The LEARNZ backchannel will include live chat where students, or teachers on their behalf, can:
    • share ideas
    • ask extra questions
    • answer questions
    • watch related visuals
    • contribute links and other examples of their classwork.
  • Look out for an email invitation within the next few days that includes instructions and the link.
  • Find out more about the LEARNZ backchannel in LEARNZ Support.


  • Get the students primed and ready to learn by visiting the activities.
  • Print-and-Copy activities also have answers available in Resources.
  • With the class username and password that you set up for them on MyLEARNZ, students can share their learning at home with family.


  • During the field trip, videos with captions and questions are uploaded to the website each morning.
  • Video questions and answers can be downloaded from Resources.
  • The first videos (from Tuesday) will be online on Wednesday morning.


  • During the field trip students from your class can add their questions to the Memorial Park 2 Ask-an-Expert Web Board.
  • The Ask-an-Expert Web Board will remain active for 4 weeks following the trip, after which time it will be placed in the Memorial Park 2 Website under a new link called Questions-Answers.
  • Teachers are expected to manage the way their students use Ask-an-Expert. Your school's Internet Use Policy should govern the way students behave online.


  • If you have questions regarding the field trip please phone the teacher Freephone 0800 22 55 53, or email me andrew.penny@core-ed.org.

See you all soon,

LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher

Newsletter #3